El Badi Palace, Marrakech

3.8
#6 of 19 in Historic Sites in Marrakech
Erected in the 16th century, El Badi Palace was crafted from some of the most expensive materials of the period. The sultan Ahmad al-Mansur ordered the palace's construction in gold and onyx, with marble colonnades and crystal embellishments. Sadly, one of the sultan's successors looted the palace, leaving behind a brick skeleton that today provides a home for a population of storks. The scale, the story, and the storks all make this an important and evocative monument to explore. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to El Badi Palace by using our Marrakech trip site.
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  • We visited here on a day after Bahia Palace and we were a little disappointed. The architecture isn't as outstanding but is good. The sunken gardens are well kept but there was little colour except...  more »
  • This a great place to visit. Wonderful setting specially the sunk orange tree courtyards. The area is well kept and we'll organized.  more »
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  • Easily spent an hour here enjoying palace ruins. Well sign posted and pleasant to walk around with not too many tourists. Go up to the terrace for the best view.
  • I loved so much the spaciousness and tranquility of this spot. Worth every coin of entrance admission. It is like another city inside Marrakech. Please explore a little bit as there are some hidden amazing photos all around. Great views of the city as well. A super actitivy i wouldn’t forgive if you miss.
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